Opinion

Proposal to aid justice

Editorials

The Justice Center, established by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the purpose of investigating the deaths of developmentally disabled people, isn't doing its job, according to some advocates for the disabled. A recent freedom of information law request revealed documents that showed most of the nearly ...

Obama’s bad job claim

Editorials

Drop a few hydrogen bombs on Mount Everest and you could proclaim that nearby K2 is the highest mountain in the world.Ridiculous? How about President Barack Obama's boast that the solar power industry now "employs more Americans than coal"?Perhaps. But to make it happen, Obama used billions of ...

Cuomo’s solution worse than problem

Letters to the Editor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is again assailing the citizens of New York state with advertisements touting one of his political solutions to an economic problem.The money wasted on the failed Start Up NY campaign apparently wasn't enough. He is now proposing an across-the-board increase in the minimum ...

Thanks for helping Project Angel

Letters to the Editor

Project Angel at the Gloversville Middle School had another successful year in bringing Christmas joy to many in our community.The Gloversville Middle School Parent Teacher Organization and Environmental Club sponsor Project Angel, but numerous people supported us with their generous donations ...

Hospital CEO must listen to concerns

Letters to the Editor

I am writing this on behalf of the registered nurses at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville.I am a retired registered nurse who worked for 42 years at NLH. We joined the New York State Nurses Association as our representing union many years ago, and I, myself, was on the negotiating ...

Shame on nurses for their demands

Letters to the Editor

I am a registered nurse with 40 years of hospital experience who worked full time in an area hospital. I have never worked at Nathan Littauer Hospital or been associated with the hospital and have never worked where there was a union. I am now retired.There was a time when NYSNA was not a ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To rising graduation rates. The rates at most local schools are showing improvement. The increases likely are the result of changes schools have made to keep more youths in school through their senior year. According to the state Education Department, Broadalbin-Perth's graduation rate ...

Voters can have say

Editorials

While we elect our leaders, we also expect some important decisions to be made directly by the voters.When it comes to the fate of the former Sherman's Amusement Park in Caroga, we think town officials should seriously consider holding a referendum on any choice that is made for the ...

Nuclear war a real threat

Editorials

Nuclear war is a "real and growing danger," former defense Secretary William Perry warned recently. There can be no reasonable argument about that.What is open to question is what U.S. officials are doing to guard against a nuclear attack, either in a war or by a terrorist organization or ...

Clarification required?

Editorials

Whether the science on energy-related issues is settled apparently depends on whether it is politically correct. If a study is not critical of the fossil-fuel industry, well, perhaps the government had better try again until it gets an acceptable result.In June, the Environmental Protection ...

Changes to improve curriculum

Op-Ed Columns

After recently graduating from high school, I have some concerns and proposed reforms for local school curriculum. There should be an expanded curriculum concerning business, entrepreneurship, investing and personal finance. Financial knowledge is becoming more and more esoteric in our society ...

State must let plant grow

Editorials

On Thursday, New York state's much-anticipated medical marijuana market opened for the first time, allowing the legal sale of marijuana in medicine form, including capsules, vaporizers and liquids. So far, the market is pretty small, with only 71 patients signing up for the necessary permits as ...

U.N. has no credibility

Editorials

Japan's ambassador to the United Nations warned Wednesday the world body will lose credibility if it does not respond decisively to North Korea's claim it has tested a hydrogen bomb.The ambassador is wrong, unfortunately. The United Nations has no credibility left to lose regarding nuclear ...

Try mittens, not iron fist

Editorials

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to solve a problem - getting the homeless off the streets in freezing weather - with an iron fist instead of using the warm mittens that are needed.New York's governor recently issued an executive order that would require communities to reach out to their street ...

Let authorities know animals need help

Letters to the Editor

Fellow neighbors, now that the cold weather has arrived, can you please keep an eye out for animals who are left out in the elements without proper shelter?If you happen to see dogs, cats, horses or any other domestic animal who does not have access to a proper shelter or to water and food, ...

Shift funding to senior center

Letters to the Editor

I think it is time for the taxpayers of Gloversville to take a hard look at the money that is going to the Gloversville Public Library.It was recently announced the library will receive a $1 million donation along with a few grants. I think it is time for Gloversville to pay it forward and have ...

Cancer screening can save lives

Letters to the Editor

Many women don't know cervical cancer can be prevented. Many women don't know the cost for cervical cancer screening is covered through their health insurance, including plans available through the New York State Department of Health. Lastly, many women don't know that even if they do not have ...

Some information missing from post

Letters to the Editor

As most local residents know, the registered nurses at Nathan Littauer Hospital, represented by the New York State Nurses Association, staged a one-day strike Wednesday related to alleged unfair labor practices.What many don't realize is that the nurses and hospital administration have been ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To freezing the tolls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is on the right path with his proposal to freeze Thruway tolls through 2020 and reduce or eliminate tolls for certain users. Ultimately, we think the Thruway tolls should be eliminated for everyone, but freezing or reducing them is a good start ...

Compromise to reach deal

Editorials

We hope to see Nathan Littauer Hospital and its unionized nurses reach an agreement on a new contract soon.The hospital and union have been in negotiations for a new contract for more than two years. The main issues between the two include health insurance costs, pensions, time off and ...